Khulisa delivers intervention programmes in community settings and provides mentoring to ex-offenders to help them reintegrate into the community.
My Path is an intensive wellbeing programme for young people tackling homelessness, addiction, leaving prison, poverty, poor mental health or a combination of challenges. It was developed from Khulisa’s original programme, Silence The Violence, which supports prisoners in their rehabilitation journey. The programme is led by therapeutically-trained facilitators who support participants to better understand and manage their emotions, change behaviour and increase the likelihood of sustained engagement with support services.
The programme uses a unique blend of restorative techniques and trauma-informed methodologies. It is an intensive, high-impact course, made up of 10 modules usually run over 3 to 5 days, incorporating both individual and group therapy. It is followed-up with 1:1 support and can involve additional group work and ‘booster’ sessions.
The Milestones Mentoring programme has been running for 12 years and in 2011 was awarded a prestigious Butler Trust Commendation. Young men referred to the project are matched with a trained volunteer mentor from their area prior to release from custody. The mentoring relationship starts in the prison and continues post-release for a period of at least six months. Support, advice and guidance are the key constituents of the programme and the support is tailored to individual mentees’ needs. The programme is also recognized with the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation’s Approved Provider Standard.
The aims of the programme are:
- To give young men the opportunity to prepare fully for their release
- To increase the opportunities for education, employment and training
- To help raise self-esteem and self-confidence
- To help nurture better relationships between families (if appropriate), young people and the community
- To reduce re-offending
For more information about our programmes, please contact Lisa Rowles (email@example.com).